• Yemen's rebels claim of hitting Saudi target dismissed
Yemen's rebels claim of hitting Saudi target dismissed

On August 9, an air attack by the Saudi-UAE coalition hit a school bus in the Houthi-controlled province of Saada, killing 51 people, including 40 children.According to munitions experts, a US-made bomb was used in the attack on the school bus, leading to further criticism over Washington's role in the war in Yemen - described by the United Na...

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  • Trump Reportedly Rejected White House Statement Praising Life Of John McCain
Trump Reportedly Rejected White House Statement Praising Life Of John McCain

White House staff were ready to prepare an official statement paying tribute to John McCain , but Donald Trump personally ordered them to stop, a new " Washington Post " story says. The president, who as a candidate in 2016 mocked McCain's capture in Vietnam, had jabbed at the ailing senator for voting against Republican efforts to roll back Pre...

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  • Arizona Senator John McCain dies following battle with cancer Featured
Arizona Senator John McCain dies following battle with cancer Featured

Former Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden tweeted , " John McCain was many things - a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent". McCainwas diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, said she would deeply miss ...

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  • Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing
Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing

Police went public with their information last week, publishing the man's picture and full name. Brech is in Spain awaiting extradition to the Netherlands . The announcement kicked off an worldwide manhunt for the 55-year-old Brech, who according to Europol spent much of his time teaching wilderness survival skills called "bush crafting".

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  • 3 killed, 243 injured in magnitude-5.9 natural disaster in western Iran
3 killed, 243 injured in magnitude-5.9 natural disaster in western Iran

Red Crescent Society of Kermanshah Province has dispatched 24 rescue teams to Tazeh Abad and the villages affected. Bazvand said a crisis centre had been set up, with hospitals and relief organisations placed on alert. Iran sits on top of two major tectonic plates and sees frequent seismic activity. Close to 500 people had died and thousands ...

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  • Hawaii emerges from threat as storm veers away from islands
Hawaii emerges from threat as storm veers away from islands

The storm now is packing winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, but those are expected to weaken over the next two days as Lane moves west in the Pacific Ocean. On Oahu, where Honolulu is located, only about 2.3 inches of rain has fallen. In Hilo, on Hawaii Island, residents posted images and videos on social media Friday of streets that h...

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  • Jacksonville shooter knew victims, brought two guns and extra ammo, cops say
Jacksonville shooter knew victims, brought two guns and extra ammo, cops say

A shooting rampage during a Madden 19 video game tournament at the site claimed four lives, with several others wounded, according to published reports . In Washington, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attack and the White House was monitoring the situation.

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  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns from Cabinet
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns from Cabinet

Bishop received 11 votes in Friday's leadership ballot - coming in behind both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton - in a surprise result, given that she is popular amongst voters and well regarded in the global diplomatic circuit.

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  • SK Calls Canceling Of Secy of State Pompeo's NK Trip 'Unfortunate'
SK Calls Canceling Of Secy of State Pompeo's NK Trip 'Unfortunate'

Negotiations between the US and North Korea have slowed over the denuclearization progress of the Korean Peninsula, according to Trump . Pompeo had planned a short trip to North Korea last weekend but on Friday, President Donald Trump pulled the plug, saying he had not seen " sufficient progress " toward Pyongyang denuclearizing.

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  • Afghanistan: US strike kills IS commander Orakzai in Nangarhar province
Afghanistan: US strike kills IS commander Orakzai in Nangarhar province

The previous leader of Islamic State Khorasan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a U.S. strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province in July 2017 . The air attacks on a village in Khugyani district, near the border with Pakistan, also destroyed a large number of weapons, explosives, and ammunition, the agency said.

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  • Air quality improves drastically on Vancouver Island as smoke dissipates
Air quality improves drastically on Vancouver Island as smoke dissipates

Meanwhile, Environment Canada is offering some hope to residents of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley after almost a week of stagnant, smoke-filled air, but the forecast is not as positive for people closer to the wildfires burning in Interior British Columbia.

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  • Firefighters make progress with forest fire outside Berlin
Firefighters make progress with forest fire outside Berlin

The blaze, which began on Thursday afternoon, spread quickly overnight to engulf 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of forest between the Brandenburg town of Treuenbrietzen and village of Jüterborg, 39 miles (63km) south-west of the German capital.

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  • Former Vatican Official on Abusive Ex-Cardinal: The Pope Knew
Former Vatican Official on Abusive Ex-Cardinal: The Pope Knew

Pope Francis on Sunday declined to comment on a letter by a former Vatican official that he had ignored sexual abuse claims against U.S. cardinal McCarrick. In the letter, Archbishop Vigano accused the former Vatican secretaries of state under the previous two popes of ignoring detailed denunciations against McCarrick for years.

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  • Eight people dead after apartment fire in Chicago
Eight people dead after apartment fire in Chicago

A dog was also killed in the fire, while a firefighter was hospitalized in good condition. The cause of the fire, which occurred on the 2200 block of Sacramento Avenue in the city's Marshall Square neighborhood, is not yet known. Video showed smoke coming from windows of a three-storey building's stone facade, with flames engulfing the back. Poli...

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  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to prison in Iran
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to prison in Iran

She returned to jail earlier, Richard Ratcliffe said in a statement. Ten minutes after arriving, however, Mr Ratcliffe said the family received another phone call from the prosecutor's office and were told she would have to be back in her cell by sunset because the necessary permit had not been signed off.

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  • Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain
Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

Not many in Kenya, however, knew what a dignified human being Mr McCain, who was making a second stab at the White House race having lost to George W. "But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own", Barack and Michelle Obama said in their statement. Throughout McCain's illness, Trump continued to publicly snub h...

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  • Myanmar’s army 'killed Muslim Rohingyas with genocidal intent’
Myanmar’s army 'killed Muslim Rohingyas with genocidal intent’

Min Aung Hlaing, the army's commander and widely viewed as a potential candidate for president. The investigators from United Nations called for an worldwide probe and action against top leadership of Myanmar's army including its chief for genocide against the country's Rohingya minority.

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  • US Preparing New Strikes on Syrian Facilities: Russia’s Defense Ministry
US Preparing New Strikes on Syrian Facilities: Russia’s Defense Ministry

Tensions between the nuclear powers flared after National Security Adviser John Bolton told his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, that the USA has information Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing to use chemical weapons to recapture the northwestern province of Idlib from rebels.

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  • ‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say
‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say

In response to user questions, the Twitter account said: "We can't stress enough to stay away". Preliminary news reports say 11 people have been shot and witnesses say there are four dead. One person is being treated for a minor injury at Baptist Medical Center, spokesperson Cindy Hamilton said. "I don't know what was going through his head...

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  • WA regional MP Melissa Price set to be new federal environment minister
WA regional MP Melissa Price set to be new federal environment minister

Peter Dutton says he has no regrets about the events that brought about the downfall of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister . "It has been an honour", Ms Bishop said on Twitter . However, on Tuesday last week, after Dutton was unsuccessful in taking leadership of the Australian Liberal Party from Turnbull when the first of several internal p...

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